Interior Provocations: Radical Domesticities Symposium
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Interior Provocations: Radical Domesticities Symposium

Interior Provocations: Radical Domesticities Symposium

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Interior Provocations: Radical Domesticities Symposium

February 4, 2017

The Pratt Institute BF+DA (Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator)
630 Flushing Ave, Suite 704, Brooklyn, NY 11206

The one day public symposium will include eight presentations offering radical propositions about the nature of the modern and emerging interior in the context of the expanding disciplines of Interior Design and Interior Design History.

Keynote:
Dr. Alice Friedman, “Touching Stories: Privacy and the Pleasures of the Interior”
Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art and Professor of Art at Wellesley College, and celebrated author of Women and the Making of Modern House (Yale University Press 2007) and American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture (Yale University Press 2010), among others.

10:00am Symposium Introduction
Deborah Schneiderman, Anca Lasc, Karyn Zieve, Alexa Griffith Winton

10:45-12:45 Session 1
"Disorienting Sexualities: Housing Dissidence from Sapphic Modernity to Digital Futurity"
Jasmine Rault, Assistant Professor, Culture and Media, The New School

Autonomous Assemblies”
Jonathon Anderson, Assistant Professor, Interior Design, Ryerson University,
Toronto, Canada

“If I Were not a Writer I Would be an Interior Designer:” Radical Fin-de-siècle French Writer
Homes (Hugo, Goncourt, Zola, and Loti)”
Elizabeth Emery, Professor, Modern Languages and Literature, Montclair State University

"Peripheral Interiority: The Fantastic, the Extreme, and the Elusive"
Amy Campos, Associate Professor, Interior Design, California College of the Arts

12:45-2:00 Break for Lunch

2:00-4:00pm Session 2
"A Secret Room Goes Public: Gilded Age Sex and Success at the Met"
Anne Higonnet,
Ann Whitney Olin Professor, Art History and Archeology, Barnard,
Columbia University

“Oblique Interior’’
Igor Siddiqui, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin

"Vuillard and the Immersive Interior"
Cindy Kang, Associate Curator, Bard Graduate Center

“The 3D Printed Interior”
Virginia San Fratello, Assistant Professor, Interior Design, San Jose State University

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:00 Keynote
“Touching Stories: Privacy and the Pleasures of the Interior”
Dr. Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art and Professor of Art,
Wellesley College

5:00-600 Reception and Book Signing

This year, the symposium is fortunate also to celebrate the recent publication of three volumes edited by Pratt faculty: Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media (Bloomsbury 2015); Textile Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space (Bloomsbury 2016); and Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Home: Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse (Routledge 2016). These books will be available at the book signing.

We are excited to host this event at The Pratt Institute BF+DA (Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator), a space that supports the kind of innovative thinking embraced by the symposium, at:

630 Flushing Ave, Suite 704, Brooklyn, NY 11206

With best regards,

Deborah Schneiderman, Department of Interior Design, Pratt Institute

Anca I. Lasc, Department of the History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute

Karyn Zieve, Department of the History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute

Alexa Griffith Winton, Ryerson School of Interior Design (formerly of Pratt Institute)



Image: ISSSStudio, Millefleur, (2013); © Igor Siddiqi

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